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Lorraine Piaggi

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Lorraine Marie Trozzi Piaggi 1935-2012 NORTH ADAMS Mrs. Lorraine Marie Trozzi Piaggi, 76 of 66 Tyler St. North Adams, died Monday January 16, 2012 at her home. She was born in North Adams, on July 21, 1935, daughter of Oreste James and Theresa (Esposito) Trozzi. She attended North Adams schools and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1953. In her younger years, Lorraine worked at the former JJ Newberry Store and at Sprague Electric Co. She was primarily a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She later worked as a teacher's aide and then worked at Small World Nursery until her retirement. Lorraine was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church and the former St. Anthony of Padua Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister and formerly taught CCD. Lorraine also worked in the CCD office, volunteered at the annual bazaar, and was a member of the Adoration Chapel. She helped deliver meals to shut-ins through the church. Lorraine enjoyed reading, bird-watching, gardening, and crafts. Survivors include her husband, Raymond F. Piaggi, whom she married on June 2, 1962 in St. Anthony of Padua Church. She also leaves two daughters- Donna M. Piaggi of Adams and Karen T. Gyurasz, and her husband, Edward of North Adams. Two sons; Christopher J. Piaggi, and his wife, AnnMarie Zimmermann of Portville, N.Y. and John W. Piaggi of North Adams. Four grandchildren; Adrian Ziaggi, Julian Ziaggi, and Galen Ziaggi of Portville, N.Y.; and Ethan Piaggi-Cornell of Adams. One sister; Janice Moresi, and her husband, Robert of North Adams, A niece, Robin Moresi Benway and a nephew, David Moresi and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Lorraine Piaggi will be Saturday January 21, 2012 at 8:15 a.m. from FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St. North Adams followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Church Preservation Fund; VNA-Hospice of North Berkshire; or Our Lady of Charity Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society in care of the funeral home.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 18, 2012
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